Investing in the health of Island kids

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has invested in the health of Island kids for more than 95 years. Our vision is to ensure all Island families have access to the health care they need. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we are able to bring supports closer to home and help transform the lives of children and youth living with physical and mental health challenges.

We know kids may only be 21% of our Island’s population, but they are 100% of our future. Help us invest in this future and join us as champions for the health of every Island family.

To learn more, read our community reports.

How do we help?

Early childhood development

Enabling access to resources, supports, and therapies to ensure children thrive and reach their developmental milestones from prenatal to age six.

Youth mental health

Supporting services and experts that reach youth any time throughout their mental health journey.

Children and youth living with complex needs

Helping families access multiple services, therapies, and specialists to address the complex needs of their children from birth into young adulthood.

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A culture of compassion

In a retirement community nestled in the West Shore, a remarkable woman named Beth resides, embodying a life rich in gratitude ...
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We’re seeking new board members

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is recruiting new members to its Board of Directors. As a Board member, yo...
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Tim Hortons® annual Smile Cookie campaign 2023 raises $78,285.53 to support Jeneece Place

Local Tim Hortons restaurant owners have presented a cheque for $78,285.53 to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island....
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Island family creates legacy to care for kids just like theirs

The Enns family of Victoria know first-hand the support provided by Children’s Health Foundation. Spencer and Ruby, the two you...
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Then and now: How Bear Essentials is improving Jackson’s life

Jackson, called “Jax” by his family and friends, has an infectious laugh and an amazing “go with the flow” attitude.  A happy t...
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Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign kicks off May 1

Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign kicks off May 1. All proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies at 23 Greater Victoria ...
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How giving forward changes lives: Margaret’s gift to future generations

Margaret Smith lived on a quiet street in Cordova Bay, in a house with views of the lush, green Cordova Bay Golf Course on one ...
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How this volunteer-turned-employee appreciates the value of a simple act

It all starts somewhere. A friend of a friend, a colleague, a family member – someone tells you about an opportunity and you ju...
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Pot of Gold 50/50 raffle

Congratulations to our Pot of Gold 50/50 winner, H. Smith! They won $8,330 which means $8,330 for Island kids. We’re so gratefu...
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Meet Island kid Talia: How this Comox Valley family receives critical support from Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials

Talia is described by her mom, Kelsey, as a happy and kind-hearted girl who loves My Little Pony and the Disney movie Moana. Ta...
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How a shift in the philosophy of care helped transform the lives of children and their families

This story is part of a series that celebrates the legacy of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, paying tribute t...
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Save-On-Foods stores stock the pantry at Jeneece Place

Families at Jeneece Place have one less anxiety, thanks to the generous support of eight Greater Victoria Save-On-Foods stores....